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Sixtus IV - (1471-1484)

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Born in 1414 near Savona, Francesco della Rovere was a Franciscan who taught at several universities and wrote treatises on the issues that divided his order from the Dominicans, until he was elected pope in 1471. He became ... Read More

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(FRANCESCO DELLA ROVERE)

Born near Abisola, 21 July, 1414; died 12 Aug., 1484. His parents were poor, and while still a child he was destined for the Franciscan order. Later he studied philosophy and theology with great success at the University of Pavia, and lectured at Padua, Bologna, Pavia, Siena, and ... Read More


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Reading 1, Genesis 1:1--2:2
In the beginning God created heaven and earth. Now the earth ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11
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Gospel, Matthew 28:1-10
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Reading 2, Genesis 22:1-18
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St. Alphege
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